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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by OConnor, Jan 29, 2012.
I'm way to ocd to have that many tanks. I HAVE to get my 2x on every tank every day i play.
yeah i tried to get them all done when it was 5x but omg i could not afford the convertible EXP or be bothered with the crew trailing to do them all :huh it would take all day and i would get bored with the game
TK'd a team mate tonight.
Him in a PZIII. Me in the 13-75...
Evidently when I didn't get out of his way at the start he took that as an insult and rammed me. I sat there and merely turned my turret on him then away in a dismissive (ok and somewhat childish) gesture that seemed to add to his irritation. He ground down my side then circled me once and put a shell into my side doing damage.
Yes, I could probably have just let it go but I was by then annoyed and lit him up with the repeater. He got one more shot off (and missed) before he died then started screaming for my blood. My name is blue with the big "-1" so it's hard to miss me and I took a couple shots before I calmed everyone down.
I havn't figure out how to report an ally player when they intentionally fire at me for no reason.
It happened twice this weekend, I took friendly fire at the start of the battle befor enemies were even spotted.
I moved on and just put their name on ignore list; hunt them down the next time I see them.
It happens, I was in the t28 last night, lining up on a Lowe, when a Panther II driver ran right through the line of fire as I was hitting the trigger. 120mm of goodness right into his flank, and he wasn't happy about it. Didn't kill him, but I sure knocked a few points off him LOL.
I'm really glad that they enabled ignore. Real glad.
The funny thing that strikes me is that of all the folks I've got on ignore, I never see them play. The folks that I have as friendlies - those I see fairly often, playing. I'm thinking that the whiners, cryers, etc....nothing more than casual players that have already moved off to Diablo or something. No loss.
What would I do?
Allow me to give you a scenario from yesterday. I'm in my expensive-to-play and not-all-that-great IS-8 trying to make some XP ... just trying to get one win for the DD. Game after game, especially after some really amazing luck or moves, it came down to two or four tanks left on either team, game after game I earned a loss due to one or two heavies that were AFK. Finally fed up, I decided to skip playing the next game, and instead sit back to shoot any and every AFK player from the start.
Of course the whole team moved in short order... so that was time wasted.
But I have no problem with a team kill once in a while. Today it had been just too long since my last TK, and the players just weren't playing... so I was ready to - but never had another reason to.
Sometimes it seems the worst offenders - the guys who need to die - are in the smallest fastest tanks. I've seen small fast teammates harass and/or block teammates far more often than I've seen heavier tanks do it. Sometimes they're just totally unskilled and blocking accidentally, most times it is apparent they are intentionally screwing with the team's advance. Either way, best to just one-shot them and move on despite their whines.
Just to make sure you can kill blue guys with no points ding?
One game we had some crazy running around shooting a bunch of people, never me....finally with everyone screaming I took him out.....no one would answer if I would loose points and the stupid game crashed after that battle so I don't know if I lost points for killing a team mate.
No, you lose no points for taking out a blue.
But... be careful. If the person who is screaming to kill him is the guy who died, and you didn't witness why it happened, the loss of a second teammate (i.e. the blue guy) can be detrimental to your team winning just for the sake of shooting a blue guy who may have helped the team by getting rid of a trouble-maker.
I've won more game with blue guys who we let live than with a team who killed a blue guy. Actually, letting them live seems pretty common.
I've only ever been blue three times - twice was accidental, once was an intentional take-out, and I swear I've killed or shot at a few teammates before and never turned blue at all.
This ignore thing, does it just block thier chat or does it keep them from teaming up with you? There's a coupla asshats I see from time to time and I'd really rather not be teamed up with them again.
How does one ignore another?
Friends? I must spend too much time just blowng stuff up.
I tried typing messages, but I can't do it while I'm playing.:huh
Same here. Players that grind down my tank and block me on purpose get shot in the motor. I then explain to the team what happened. Never been shot by my team for it. Great fun when you start the game with track damage.
I've started playing german artillery. Got 7 kills on mountain pass with the Wespe. Tempted to get the Grille, but the lower tier games are fun. Re-learning that it really sucks when the team doesn't protect the artillery. When I get killed, the team tends to lose.
I've tk'd several times. Always an accident except for a few blue asshats that I saw tk on purpose. I don't think I've ever been blue because of it. Maybe they assume it's an accident if you hit an enemy just before or after.
I always apologize and have never been harassed for it.
Had a good one the other day that I went back and watched the replay to see exactly what happened. I was in my Pershing and a Type59 and I were running around ganging up on bigger tanks that were alone and taking them out. We were on out third I think, he got to it first and was next to it taking a beating. One of us had tracked the heavy so he wasn't going anywhere. I rolled up on the other side and took a shot at his engine. It went right over his ass end and killed my partner...oops. The bad guy killed me with 1 more shot and drove away. There we sat. Dead. About 20m away from one another. With our guns pointing at each other. It looked like we killed each other in a dual. We both thought it was funny.
I've seen players on my ignore list in battle a couple of times, havn't been able to hunt them down and kill them as I'd like to, but did manage to win the encounter battles.
OK, so I swear I didn't do this totally based on this thread... I was one of the lead heavies working hard at peek-a-boo around the corner, and half-way through it I try to back up to not get shot... but hear that grinding noise that means some asswipe is behind me when everyone else was doing just fine firing in formation and taking turns.
Turns out is isn't even one of the original forward attackers... it's some T-34 (Russian) that came out of nowhere just because I guess he thought I was doing well at that front.
And... he didn't immediately move (somehow completely ignoring the tanks lined up parallel to each other for firing and backing up). It took a while for my Amrican T34 to reload, but I gave him one. But... then... it was either my continual trying to back up, or maybe he had an engine fire from my prior shot... somehow he died some time after me shooting him, and I got the call that that was a friendly (or whatever the message is these days).
Now we were winning 4 to 0 at this point, so now it's 4 to 1 (me giving that team their only kill that far in, lol). I'm sure they, and everyone, noticed, but the battle was still on, so I kept at it. My in-game score was 1 just before that point, but now it read zero to account for the -1 (negative one) I incurred.
But then hard work paid off and I eventually showed three kills at the end of the game, even though I really had four ... no, actually five if you count my teammate, lol. I was wondering how bad I'd get my dick slapped for the team kill, but it wasn't too bad. SInce this is the current theme of this thread, I figured you guys would want to see the monetary / XP effect of a total kill of a tier ... whatever a T-34 is ... and I didn't turn blue.
I may develop a theory that an early team sacrifice to the gods of war is the way to earn awesome wins.
Yeah I don't remember if i mentioned before when I had some griefer (or an idiot that doens't know the dynamics of a turretless TD) that kept following me around and then getting in my damn way when I was trying to take shots. I warned him a few times and then finally gave up and "accidently" popped him when he pulled right into my LOS. On the plus side his carcass did provide good cover
Speaking of good cover...
Anyone else ever park sideways in front of your arty if you get stuck in a battle where you are hopelessly outclassed.
I do this once in a while if there are scouts and the arty cover isn't very good. This usually happens in my M7. If a scout shows up, I turn on auto aim and try to keep myself between the baddy and our arty all the while throwing lead at the scout. I almost always die, and I'm not sure how useful the tactic really is, but I'm pretty sure it really pisses off the scout.
Usually when I'm playing arty, everyone just leaves
This guy was just running around shooting our guys...he had two friendly kills before I got him.
I know. Now that I'm playing arty again, I often find myself thinking it would be nice to have someone keeping an eye on me. It's easy miss a scout coming to kill you.
Sometimes I take that job.
I usually hang out with arty because I'm third from the bottom or worse so it's about all I'm good for.
I keep waiting for the WoT banhammer to fall for my transgression. I worry too much.
For those of you close by, plan your travels accordingly for the first weekend of June:
WWII Weekend in Reading, PA. probably the largest gathering of WWII aircrafts in the eastcoast.